‘Eat smaller meals in Ramadan’
Muslims should eat smaller meals to gain the full benefit from fasting in Ramadan because this allows the body to clear out toxins and heal itself, according to a local doctor.
Wisam Al-Dulaimi from Dallah Hospital said recently that Muslims should avoid eating large meals for iftar. “Scientific studies have proven that the body requires large amounts of energy to complete the digestion process after a large nutritious meal, which in turn directly affects the body’s energy needs for normal bodily functions.”
“Studies have also confirmed that fasting directly distributes the energy generated by the body toward the elimination of toxins in the glands and nervous system.”
Fasting enables the body to get rid of accumulated diseases, toxic waste and dead cells. In addition, it also helps grow new cells, develops tissue, and distributes oxygen evenly in the body.
He said that it is human nature to fast. For example, if children are sick they would lose their appetite and go through a period of fasting, which “directs all the energy generated by the body to fight the illness.”
He cited a saying of the Prophet, peace be upon him, as quoted by Imam Ahmad: “Fast and you will be healthy.”
Fasting is a “form of relief for various organs in the body, such as the stomach and liver, since these organs are the most commonly affected by fatigue due to constant daily use,” he said.
“Studies have shown that fasting for one day rids the body of 10 days of accumulated waste and toxins. Therefore, it is safe to say that fasting the entire month of Ramadan rids the body of a full year of toxins.